Information for Families
Brandeis Parents & Families
If you are looking for general Brandeis information directed toward family members, visit the Parents and Families website.
Brandeis families are invited to follow the Brandeis University Families Facebook page to receive campus news and announcements, and stay connected with Brandeis and fellow families.
Download the free mobile guide from Guidebook for the most up-to-date information about DEIS Week (Orientation), including schedules, maps, and much more! You can also sort through the schedule by using different “tracks”: for first- year students, transfer students, commuter students, or parents and families.
Two ways to get the DEIS Week schedule on your phone:
- Go to Guidebook.com, click on "Find Guide" and type in "DEIS Week"
- Go to the app store on your phone, search for "Guidebook" and download. Open the app and search for "DEIS Week."
While in the area
Our hometown of Waltham, Massachusetts is an exciting city full of shops, restaurants and necessities. The Student Service Bureau (SSB) is your go-to place for awesome on-campus services such as care packages, laundry service, microfridge rentals and more. There are many local resources in the Greater Boston area.
The two hotels listed below have rooms blocked at a special rate for Brandeis Orientation. Be sure to mention "Brandeis Orientation" when calling to reserve a room.
If you prefer another hotel, there are several options in the Waltham area.
Boston Marriott, Newton
2345 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466
August Orientation: $169/night (reserve by July 15, 2019)
January Orientation: $119/night (reserve by December 13, 2019)
550 Winter St.
Waltham, MA 02451
August Orientation: $149/night (reserve by July 24, 2019)
January Orientation: $149/night (reserve by December 10, 2019)